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J T Stevens Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 328 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2006

JTStevens used to be a great school. It is now mediocre. Instead of keeping the GT kids in different classes, they have now mixed them in with lower performing students. Now both levels of children will be affected. Also, if your child has special needs, the counselors and principal will not help you. They do their own testing, required by the ISD, and do not rely on any testing from doctors or other specialists. They will not give any special education unless THEIR testing shows an educational need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

A great public elementary school. Very diverse. Recently received recognized status. Counselors work with parents of kids with special needs. All teachers are trained in G/T methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

Great school. This is my daughter's first year at J T Stevens. She is in Kindergarten and enjoys going to school everyday. She has a great teacher, Ms. Amy Parsons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Our school has gone through many changes in the past few years. From a new principal, new teachers, to lower socioecomonics. For the most part we love the school and its teachers and staff. I do believe we are encountering more bahavioral problems which are not allowing our staff to teach to the best of their ability. Parent participation isn't what it used to be either. And watch out for the PTA they are very clickish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

good school. great teachers. new principal as of July 05. Had good record, hands on, will coach his teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2005

Both of my daughters attented Stevens from K-5, and both loved it. The school has an excellent High Academic Performance program. The HAP teachers 'switch places' every year, so the girls (being one grade apart) never had the same teacher. That was a big plus for me. The school does encourage parent involvement - the students put on several productions throughout the year for various occasions, and performed for the other students in the school as well as any parents who could attend. All of the teachers my girls have had were strict, but very kind, and provided the perfect environment for learning. I would recommend this school for anyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

JTStevens has given 2 of my 3 children many learning experiences they may not have gotten elsewhere. In 2nd grade, my sons' class had a garden they tended and learned about, in 4th grade his teacher introduce algebra to them. His particular class had Spanish from kindergarten through 2nd grade. They introduced music and art in the 3rd grade. We've participated in the invention convention as well as the science fair. The P.E. coach is outstanding. He's introduced the kids to tennis, hockey, rollerblading, the general basic sports, and more. He takes a team of runners/walkers to participate in the cowtown 5K each year as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Great honors programs, lost a lot of senior teachers to transfers and retirements, good on disipline, feels safe to kids, few Parents are supportive of the PTA programs and Volunteers are given inordinate amount of influence, very sincere teaching staff, coach encourges paticipating in 5k run and tries to offer options to learn inline skating, many, many 5th grade field trips to Ft. Worth museums.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2004

I just wanted to say that my son goes to school there. He is special ed.The teachers in the special ed class are wonderful. And the speech teacher is wonderful as well. I feel very lucky that my son goes to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

J.T. Stevens is exactly what it clams to be the best school in the Southwest USA. We have been at J.T. Stevens for 7 year and counting. The teachers and staff at the absolute best. Dianne Duke
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

(Parent of a child at JT Stevens for 10 years as of 2004) Dr. Forrester did a great job of developing the teachers and the systems in place at JTS. Ms. Dollahite and Ms. Williams has added to his work. Key for safety is the Campus Monitors know parents and kids - most by name. AR (Accelerated Reader) is a great tool. My votes for best teachers: (K) Krehlik, Parsons, Southard (1) Sutphin (2) Garrett, Park (3) Kellett, Shuler (4) Parmelee, Wells (5) Stone, Lewis, (Price). Other teachers could be on this list, but I don't remember interacting with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I have a 1st grader at JT Stevens and could not be any happier with the school. The teachers and support staff are all so caring and friendly. The environment is safe and fun for the kids. The neighborhood supports the school in many positive ways. Cheers to Ms. Veazey and Ms. Sutphin - two outstanding teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2003

We have had two children attend this school and it was a wonderful experience for them both. From the office staff, school nurse, and librarian to the support staff and PTA, it was a safe and caring environment. In spite of all that, we feel most of the credit must go to several outstanding teachers, such as Ms. Shuler and Ms. Lewis, for sharing their love of learning with our children.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

42 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education17%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Female67%
Male83%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male75%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students95%
Female89%
Male100%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female79%
Male94%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female79%
Male64%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female71%
Male82%
Black or African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted68%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 39% 13%
Hispanic 31% 52%
White 20% 29%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 11%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (814) 814-8550

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6161 Wrigley Way
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